Bird overcomes slow start, defeats Hermitage 28-14

For the first time all season, L.C. Bird trailed at halftime when Hermitage led 7-6 Friday. Outside of the Lake Taylor game, no team had truly tested the Skyhawks for a full contest, either.


The Knights will be a very young team in 2013-2014, looking to improve on a 7-13 overall mark and 7-7 Central District record. The Lady Knights roster includes just three seniors.


Many of the players that helped the Monarchs to a banner season in 2012-2013 in which they finished 24-4 and 14-0 in the Central District before falling in the region tournament to L.C. Bird are gone.

Vay, Fleischer, McCabe, Jackson continue careers at Division I programs

Four scholar-athletes signed their letters of intent to play at the next level in 2014-2015. From Thomas Dale, swimmer Meredith Vay and baseball player Collin Fleischer signed. From Matoaca, volleyball standout Jaelyn Jackson and softball ace Jessica McCabe also signed on the dotted line.

PLAYOFFS: First round recaps

The Skyhawks lit up the Eagles defense for 49 first half points before playing reserves as L.C. Bird cruised to a first round playoff victory, advancing to play Hermitage this Friday at 7 p.m.

Correia, Jeter qualify for state XC meet

Two members of the Thomas Dale cross country team qualified for the state meet last Friday at The Plains, outside of Warrenton, Va.